October 5, 2012 Subject:
sound teaching, real doctrine, critical thinking, uncensored history and encouragement
Good work by De Semlyen. Keep it up.
For those who are interested in spiritual depth and personal spiritual growth, a few other books [ how to be saved, how to be a Christian ]. may be of real help to you. [ Free in all formats, including PDF and Kindle]
There are many false teachers today. Unfortunately this includes in America. Many false teachers exist in USA, but the reports of their activity, fase teachings, and unbiblical theology do not receive much publicity outside of the USA. By the time that others find out, many lives are ruined. In order to avoid this, it is recommended that you study the issues, doctrines, and teachings of many ministries, and compare them to traditional historic orthodox genuine Christianity. There is material available to do this study, for the moment. Probably you should download as much as you can, while the material is available.
For the issues of Today’s church, a few works about the Modern dangers of some of the excesses found in many the Charismatic or other groups may inform you about the origins, the roots, the theology and the implications of some of these new streams of spirituality, such as:
(( Please note that NOT ALL Charismatic or Pentecostal groups or churches are bad or teach errant doctrine. [some change or improve 4 the better].. However it is important to check on the details of where you worship, fellowship and learn, so that you can be sure that you are receiving sound doctrine (Titus 1:9 and not those in Tim 4: 3-4). ))
The real history of the Pagan Mystery Religions which is where all is returning to can be found in the much referred to [ The Two Babylons ]. and in Mysteries of the Cabiri; or, The great gods of Phenicia, Samothrace, Egypt, Greece, etc, Vol 01, [ VOL 01 – GSF]. Vol 02 [ VOL 02 – GSF ]. by G S Faber.
( Note: the worship of Nimrod-Zeus and his wife, - [ contrary to what is alleged by many in the sacred name movement] - is different from the Genuine worship of the genuine Jesus Christ found in actual . accurate versions . of the New Testament) ..
For the history of Biblical teachings, (also known as Doctrine), some of the works of George Stanley Faber (and others) may be of encouragement.
For those interested in the deeper background of the Old Testament scripture [ keep in mind that 40% to 60% of the New Testament is the Old Testament requoted]. Everything done in the New Testament is still being done in relation to the Old Testament. ( Note: Those who know almost nothing about the Old Testament section of the Bible would do well to start reading and re-reading both in the book of Psalms and the book of Proverbs).
[ which greek text your Bible is translated from does matter, and can affect your spiritual understanding, and likely your spiritual destination]
Evidence for the unreliablity of Codex Vaticanus and Sinaiticus exists and you should want to know. Those unfortunate reworked mistranlated (with deliberate changes and omissions – as the evidence shows – don’t be afraid, God did preserve His written Word) false greek versions now affect 95% of Christianity every single day. Its a sad truth that these manuscripts [Vaticanus – Sinaiticus] are now used for the mistranslation of almost all modern versions in almost All languages. This changeover of using these manuscripts did not take place until 1904. For thousands of years before, this was the standard historic ancient greek text used By Churches and Christians all around the world. 99% of the ancient Greek manuscripts support the traditional Historic [ ancient Koine Greek New Testament ].. The MANY changes introduced into modern versions of the Bible by Vaticanus and Sinaiticus number more than 5000, some more obvious than others. But Vaticanus and Sinaiticus still contradict the other 99% of the historicmanuscripts written in ancient Greek, which have been found over the centuries.
But even more, [in addition to contradicting 99% of the rest of the Bible manuscripts in ancient Greek], Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus do contradict even EACH other, in moreThan 2000 places. The evidence is there for you to see and read. The 1611 KJV . , The Geneva Bible . and other early translations are by far the more accurate. Some have noted that in many cases, the modern - m-o-d-e-r-n versions [ even in the foreign languages] now take the spiritual power OUT of the Bible. If IF - they were not translating the Word of God accurately ., that would not be a surprise. The Nestle-Aland [ to this day,still founded on the invented text of Westcott and Hort ], used to train seminary students, ( which means future and new pastors) very much uses Codex Vaticanus and Sinaiticus. Those students who bring up actual questions usually do not find their grants or scholarships renewed. [ ask them ].and find out..
Answers can also be found concerning the [ Old ].[ Testament ].. Those who are deceived, are deceived by their own choice, their own lazinness, their own ignorance, their own choice (and would objecting to that statement, somehow make it less true ? ). You Are at this very moment in charge of your own spiritual journey, your own spiritual walk, and your eternal spiritual destination. We – each of us – will live somewhere for eternity. Take the initiative to be sure that you know ( one sound example, note the free speech content – many free MP3 ) . what is going on With the versions. that you are relying on. The choices you make are accounted to you, even though some consequences are more obvous than others. Stop relying on your pastors. Most of them really dont know ancient greek, and don’t know where to find the answers. Most are much more concerned about numbers (attendance) in anycase. Some people think that if they figure out to stay ignorant that they wil not be responsible for that information. Who told you that ? That is not true. You and I and are each personally responsible for what we need to know spiritually, whether we learn or know it or not. Does gravity no longer apply to you, if you do not know or learn about it ??
It takes No effort to easily say to you: Don’t worry, be happy, and take the electronic mark ( a specific tatoo ? – indentation as ownership ) .so you can buy and sell and everything will all work out if you endure the last week (prophetically) which lasts seven years. But that would be wrong. You should know who will be the author of that Mark or Tatoo (Rev 13). It takes much more effort and commitment to you, to say Wake Up, Find out what is going on, Commit . to informing yourself. Your future is made up of the many hundreds of decisions you have made PRIOR to that future. Have you ever asked yourself how do peope become spiritually deceived, and what will it mean to you, if there is a global falling away spiritually ? How would you know whether or not you are a part of it ? [ What do you expect ? That those who become spiritually . deceived . are going to admit this to you, they will say out loud, “ I was foolish, I did not study I did not do the research, I am now spiritually deceived ., and I am happy for the evidence of me not be regenerated ”. ? Take control of your own spiritual life ! Be not deceived and study . to show yourself approved. Vaticanus is also called Codex B. Find out about about the evidence in Codex B by Hoskier truth - Vol 01-Part 1., truth - Vol 01-Part 2 ., truth - Vol 01-Part 3 ., and truth - Vol 2 ..
The facts about modern versions
The fact remains that the main promoter of the false Nestle-Aland recently invented errant greek New Testament is UBS, the United Bible Societies. This is the group founded by Eugene Nida (around 1938) in conjunction with the anti-reformation German Bible Society. (Nestle worked for the German Bible Society). So did Kittel who mistranslated the Old Testament. His son, Gerhard Kittel also worked for the German Bible Society during World War II. Do you get which side Gerhard Kittel was on ?
After the war (WW II) , Gerhard Kittel was put on trial for Nazi war crimes. [Kittel produced the much used Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, which is a false Hebrew version]. Come on, an old testament produced in Germany during the time of Hitler, and they are allowed to continue that work ??? Get a clue ! ]
The point is nothing against the Bible. God’s Word endures, no matter how many fake societies try to mislead the people. But Nida worked with the German Bible Society and had free access to Germany during WWII also. Eugene Nida was a committed follower of Wescott and Hort and in advocating apocryphal works for inclusion. Nida continued their charge of replacing all global versions with newer false versions of the Bible based on Codex Vaticanus, and had more than 5000 changes between the traditional standard historic text, and the new versions published by UBS the United Bible Societies. Eugene Nida also worked His way onto Wycliffe Bible Society, from where he could push for inclusion of apocryphal books into smaller language groups. The christian missionaries were already led astray – many of them – in the 1900s – because they were translating into the languages, but using the falsified versions of th Greek text issued by Nestle (and then after ,the Nestle Aland). The missionaries not knowing they were misled turned in their mistranslations.
Then Nida would also hire other translators to translate apocryphal books into those same smaller–group languages versions. The translations were then printed and the apocryphal works were then gradually released into the new languages, many missionaris who worked for wycliffe Bible translators remained unaware of what was taking place, since this woud happen slowly and quietly over many years. (This is the same pattern that had been tried by some within the BFBS. They succeeded very well in their trickery by altering French versions of Osterwald and David Martin. This is wy the French, over and over were finding corruption and apocryphal books in teir french versions. They could not understand, because they knew that both Osterwald and David Martin were Reformation tranlators deeply committed to the textus rceptus, the standard accurate ancient greek biblical text. It was the BFBS that was producing the Martin and Osterwald copies with the Apocrypha. (Louis Segond then came along and his second version was produced with the help of Tischendorf’s crtical 8th edition Greek collation). Louis Segond thereby gave the french-speaking world another false translation that departed from the earlier accurate french text of David Martin or Osterwald.
But not so fast. To get back to the Tischendorf version that Louis Segond based his French edition on, professor Tischendorf made more than 3000 changes when he changed from his seventh edition of his Greek collation, to his eighth critical edition. Why is the 8th so heavily promotted as being the new and improved text, even today ? Because the changes made conformed to Vaticanus or Sinaiticus, which were contrary and different from the standard historic bibles used by the Christian churches for centuries. Tishendorf is the one who took Codex Sinaiticus from St Catherine’s monastery, and had been there as a rejected text (the Russian Orthodox Church had used the textus receptus historically also, until intervention by Rome). In his own story, Tischendorf had trouble getting access to St Catherine’s monastery to get the Sinaiticus false manuscript until he [Tischendorf] has a long personal talk with the Pope in Rome. After that, the Pope intervened and Tishendorf was given clearance to obtain the false greek manuscript for his new false version of the New Testament, which he proceeded to do. [ that false version is Tischendorf’s 8th Critical edition].
Tishendorf’s friend and mentor and former professor was none other than Nestle. Tischendorf mistakenly believed that the older bibles had to be false because he opposed both their message and the reformation. Both Nestle and Tischendorf were leaders in Textual Criticism, the misnamed social movement organized to spread doubt about the accuracy of the Bibles. But more ancient greek manuscripts have been discovered since Nestle and Tischendorf. Over and over, they continue to demonstrate that the historic small Independent congregations retained and copied the standard historic ancient Greek Text of the New Testament which Nestle and Tischendorf continued to change in preparation for a new false messiah, also known as the near-future false Christ .
When the BFBS (British and Forign Bible Society) was caught, they would temporarily stop, pretend to change, but only change tactics And thn try again. That is why the BFBS is constantly being called to account in the 1800s. But each time, they prentended this was an isolated situation. The true Christians in England largely supported the BFBS and had no idea this was taking place. THE changeover to the false vaticanus text happened when Gilman[ see sutton] took over the ABS (the American Bible Society ) in 1904. The BFBS then followed suit and dropped the standard historic ancient Greek text in favor of the Nestle Greek text, which relied on Wescott and Horts version, that was based on Sinaiticus and Vaticanus. IN England the change to the text used for future BFBS translation was made with the personal interention of Neslte who travelled to England (1902-1904), who was greatly assisted in his overthrow of Christian doctrine and Christian sound versions, by Tregelles .
In the 1930’s, Nida took over this task of continuing the changover to false versions through the UBS = (United Bible Societies) (Alliance Biblique Universelle) (Sociedades Biblicas Unidas) (Sociedad Biiblica Colombiana),( Sociedad Americana de la Biblia) etc . Later, when the missionary translators would find out, they wrote to Nida and Wycliffe. They ingored the letters, continuing their long policy of silence. The certainly neither repented nor changed their false versions back to authenitc ones. You had better know to check the editions you are using against the standard historic Greek text. Editions that you know are published by these groups should be discontinued in favor those that you know and can trust, unless you have time to do a line-by-line comparison with both the Greek and Earlier versions.
Most of this stuff would happen in-house, the missionaries did not know what to do, and the people were not told. Earlier versions by faithfull translators are usually far superior (though problems existed with some Tamil and all other versions that were based on the earlier false greek text of Griesbach). Now that you know this, how you deal with this in your personal spiritual walk is on you. Do the research on your own language and your own version. Seek truth and accuracy. Even the NKJV trumpeted by Hodges and Farstad, was based on the 1911 collation in ancient greek of Von Soden. Von Soden was a supporter of Westcott and Hort. (Not much is known about the 40 helpers of Von Soden who helped him produce his work). The mistranslations of Von Soden are exposed in the 2 Volume work on Codex B by Professor Hoskier. The NKJV (NEW King James Version) claims to be based on Textus Receptus, but this is false. Look at the Greek text of Hodges and Farstad [which is what NKJV later editions admit to be based on]. NKJV preface renamed the Hodges-Farstad text and gave it the name of “Majority Text”. That sure sounds better than “ the invented text of Hodges-Farstad-Von Soden ” .
The NKJV OLD Testament is not – not - based on Ben Chayyim’s 4 volume excellent Hebrew text, [ linked herein]. Ben Chayyim’s accurate Hebrew text is what the 1611 English KJV is based on (and what Luther’s version is based on through Leo Judah) . No, the NKJV Old Testament is based on the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, the corrupt version of the O.T. produced by Kittel, who even denied that his version was the Old Testament. That’s right: Rudoph Kittel thought that the standard Old Testament had been corrupted and mixed with much wrong material. It is very clear in his own books that Kittel was no Christian and did not believe in the Deity of Christ, nor in salvation through Him. The Bible sociey in Stuttgart germany ( Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia O.T. - Get it ?? ) was one of many that were taken over in the 1800s by those who opposed the reformation and Christianity. These, yes these are the ones in charge of many Bible societies around the world today.
--- concerning the Apocrypha --- (see also the section under versions, since the issue of versions [ which version of the OT – NT to use] also involves the issue of which books belong in the Bible [called Canonization]. Many books on versions therefore also deal with the issue of which books belong in the Bible, or which ones do not ).
The issues of the printing of the Apocrypha has been somewhat addressed in the following works:
For those interested in the issues concerning the Apocrypha (declared even by Jerome to not be part of scripture), the following books may give you some information and historic information:
The work of Scofield . and Darby . is beyond this posting. But their work . is sometimes presented as controversial beause of their success. and their [ orthodoxy].. (In other words, they lined up with the overwhelming majority of the historic doctrines of Christianity. Many still do not know this, simply bcause they have not read their works.)
For those who have an interest in the Geneva Bile or the King James,
The historic KJV (1611) version in English can be found [ here] . ; . A very good dictionary for the study of the English language is the work of Webster, dicionario [[ Volume 1 ]] . ; [[ Volume 2 ]] . ; .
This specific mention is not for those who want to believe conclusions WITHOUT evidence, or for those who simply want to believe that “ they ” are the lost tribes. The following accounts below [eyewitness acounts by scholars ] would be for those who are actually seeking truth, accuracy, and historic evidence, and cmparing that with a detailed study of scripture. These are eyewitness accounts about those who actually found the Lost tribes and spoke to them. These books should all be read together, if possible, as the contents each tell of different events.
History of the Karaite [non-talmudic orthodox ] Jews (1870)
As the Karaites affirm: Nothing with them is authoritative which is not Divine. God only is to them the fountain of authority. They profess a willingness to submit to Him, and to submit at any cost. This is the normal principle of Karaism. They state that they pay unbounded reverence to the Written Law of God, contained in the Old Testament. They utterly reject what is called the Oral Law, and is now contained in the Talmud. This is an interesting contrast to what passes for traditional Orthodox Judaism, which is very different from simply following the Old testament. This is not what orthodox Judaism is these days.
Today it has degenerated mostly into occult talmudic Judaism with the constant study of the Talmudic occultism [ which seems to have a rather close resemblance to much material found in The Two Babylons by Hislop] . In the same way that those in Islam should compare the characteristics of Allah with those of Almighty God, those who are Othodox talmudic occultic Rabbis should be willing to compare their worship of their “First Cause” with the God of the Old Testament.
There are many resources. here. If you are deceived or led astray, it is only your fault and you are the one to blame. We are each responsiblefor. our own spiritual path, and the information and learning we chose to epose ourselves to, or deny or ignore or postpone. Like everything else, your spiritual connection and walk with God is what You make of it. The Bible is filled with information. [ not disclosed or talked about in Churches]..You have to read the New Testament for yourself. [ the Gospel of John is a good place to start, and remember to use a good, histori and accurate version. It is not what you “theoretically” want to do, or wish to do, that counts. If you are deceived spiritually, what difference will it make, that you “were going to study” or you were “ going to learn” ? Will you be... any less deceived, because you were going to [in the future] actually invest the time in yourself to learn ???
Take the time and learn n-o-w, while you can.
Do you remember the words of scripture :
II Timothy 2: 15 Study [ STUDY !!! ] to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly [RIGHTLY] dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
II Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Its what you actually [ ACTUALLY !!! ] do, what you actually[ ACTUALLY !!! ] study. Stop waiting for others to help you, and start helping yourself. The day will soon come when none of this may be around, and then all you will have is what you know, in your head, in your own mind.
Pray for yourself that you will wake up from your coma, that you would have a love of God, a love of His true and authentic Word (Bible), a deep desire to study the Word, and that God would show you how to have the spiritual and personal inner strength for these times. Pray that you would not waste your time, but that you would value and do what God wants you to do and value., and that HE would help you find the answers you are looking for.
What people MUST believe about God, in order to find Him and why Faith in God is neccessary ------- Hebrews 11: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
To restate the obvious:
YOU = “ he that cometh to God “
1) that he is, [ That God exists] , and
2) that he is a rewarder of them that diligently [ DILIGENTLY !!! ] seek him.
Luke 21: 8
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
II Thess 2
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness ... because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
( what did they receive not ? This means that there is something that certain ones chose not to receive. What is that ?? )
Example: what they often don’t talk about in church:
Titus 2: 1
2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
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